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Micro-Trains Line N scale 50 foot PS boxcars

Read this review from the December 2017 Model Railroader
RELATED TOPICS: FREIGHT CARS | CARS - FREIGHT | N SCALE
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Micro-Trains Line N scale 50 foot PS boxcars

With more than 50,000 built over the course of nearly two decades, Pullman-Standard’s 50-foot steel boxcar has been a common sight on North American rails for half a century. Micro-Trains Line Co. is offering late-production models of the ubiquitous freight car, with single plug doors, 10-foot sliding doors, or double 8-foot sliding doors.

After World War II, railroads found themselves in need of more, and larger, freight cars to handle increased demand from shippers. Pullman-Standard started building 50-foot boxcars in 1949, and production ramped up over the next few years. In 1961, P-S made some minor changes to the design, including fish-belly side sills, short corner ladders, low brake wheels, and no running boards. Micro-Trains’ models represent these late-production cars, built after 1961.

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